Paul Beckett and Alan Webb have been performing together for around six months and portray a musical showcase of what they like to term the Brit Mod Pop Era. Their show starts with music from the 1960’s from The Who and progresses right up to present day numbers from Oasis and Blur taking in The Jam, Madness and the Kinks along the way during a frantic one hour show. The Jailrock Bar was very busy and the audience liked what they were seeing as it obviously brought back many fond memories to all concerned as they were encouraged to join in with the songs. The lads themselves have been in Spain for just over 5 years with Paul, who originally hails from Liverpool spending much of his time here on the Costa Blanca whilst Essex based Alan could be seen in the resort of Salou for the past few years. The show is very energetic and a must for all the fans of the Mod era. Carnaby Street can seen every night except Monday at the Jailrock Bar, Calle Gerona at 23.30.
A stroll down Calle Gerona took me into the Jailrock Bar situated right in the middle of Benidorm’s hustle and bustle known locally as ‘The Strip’ and found me watching a duo by the name of Carnaby Street.
A Review by Nigel Turner
JAKE COLVILL THE PRINCE OF SWING
Jake Colvill has been over here on the Costa Blanca for around two years and in that time has been a builder, a barman and a has had few other little jobs before turning his hand to singing about a year ago. Since then his newly found talent has blossomed and he has become one of Benidorm’s top young ‘crooners’. Jake began singing at the age of 10, inspired by his Grandfather who introduced him to the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett together with the music of the Big Bands of the Swing Era. Sadly for Jake his enthusiasm for singing was curtailed when he developed an illness which meant he had to wear a brace on his teeth which unfortunately prevented him from singing. Not to be outdone, after he finished his schooling and overcame his early problems with his teeth he moved to Spain to look for work. In the space of just one year he is now a part of the Grease and Rock shows which can be seen at the Flamingo Oasis Hotel and he also performs as a solo artist at the White Horse Bar on Saturdays at 21.45 and at the Malibu Bar on Sunday evenings at 23.30. Both venues are situated in Benidorm’s Rincon de Loix area. His show incorporates all the names mentioned above so if you’re looking for an evening of swing, performed by a young man with a lot of talent make the effort to go and see Jake Colvill it will be well worth a visit.
This week, the spotlight falls on a young man who has only been in the business for a little over a year and has already made a huge impact on the Benidorm entertainment scene.